Plantronics GameCom Hosts North American Path To ESWC
Update 8/20: The live finals broadcast between semi-finalists will be taking place on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7pm CST. The broadcast will feature casting by Alex "Axeltoss" Rodriguez, and will be live at his official Twitch.tv channel - http://www.twitch.tv/axeltoss.
Plantronics GameCom is hosting the North American path to the Electronics Sports World Cup 2012 World Finals for Starcraft 2, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The qualification process for each game will begin online, with the top two finishers from the online qualifier earning paid trips to compete live at PAX Prime in the Plantronics GameCom booth August 31 – September 2. Each winner from PAX will receive a paid trip to represent the United States and Canada and compete against the world’s best gamers in the ESWC World Finals in Paris, France October 31 – November 4.
Each game will feature a free-to-play online qualifier Open Bracket, and the DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Open brackets will be combined with eight invited competitors to determine the ESWC North American Championship competitors. The top two finishers from the Starcraft 2 online qualifier will join six invited players to compete at PAX Prime. The semi-finals and final matches from the online qualifier and the ESWC North American Championship will be streamed live online in HD through Twitch in partnership with leading shout-casters from each game community.
The following information pertains directly to the StarCraft 2 online qualifier. Note that registration is open now, so be sure to get signed up in order to participate in the event!
Registration Period: July 17 - July 28 @ 9:00 PM EDT
Competition Dates: July 30 - August 12
Format: Single Elimination (Bo3 maps) down to Final 16 Single Elimination (Bo5 maps)
Prizing: Paid trip (up to $1,200) to compete at PAX Prime in the live event Finals
Finals Info: To take place at PAX Prime, with the winner receiving a paid trip to France to represent the U.S. in the ESWC Grand Finals
Update: As of today (Thursday, July 19th) once a full team registers for the DOTA 2 qualifier (all 5 players signed up), all players registered on that team will be automatically emailed a DOTA 2 beta-key!
Last edit: 2012-08-21 07:44:25
ThePiedPiper Canada. July 18 2012 06:38. Posts 100
On July 18 2012 13:00 eFeKZ wrote: Is there anyway you can change the reCAPTCHA to something easier? I honestly can't answer these.
LOL you should check out my blog if you think these are tough. It's like there is some secret super virus on the internet changing all the captcha to impossible mode. Soon, the entire internet will fall.
So? My dad can beat up your dad. - Jesus
Marou Korea (South). July 18 2012 15:21. Posts 999
Note that ESWC Grand Final in france is happening at the same time of MLG Dallas. GL HF to the americans trying to qualify, ESWC holds a dear place in my heart and in the heart of many esports lover. I hope the tournament can get back to it's former prestige soon !
On July 18 2012 07:28 KawaiiRice wrote: Please for the love of god let us show our username + identifier #. I don't want to send realid's and never know when my opps are online until they accept the request -_- PLZ CHANGE. THX
Here's the problem with that... users register for the event, then change their alias on Battle.net, thus being assigned a new character #. For security reasons, once someone signs up, we don't allow them to change their alias / information (this protects the players), and requires an admin to make a change should one occur. With a ton of players signed up, even if an admin handles EVERY request in an extremely timely manner, there's still a chance a player's information may not be updated before their next match.
The Real ID never changes, and is independent of character name or ID #. Thus, we've instituted the Real ID as the only identifier of the player for the event.
We've tried both ways in the past, and the Real ID works far and away much better than alternative methods.
strangely enough character name + ID seems to work for all other tournaments. You cite security reasons for not being able to change the character ID, but exposing the Real ID of the players is more secure?